The UK Cinema Association has strongly criticised today’s Government announcement which will see cinemas in ‘Tier 3’ in England required to remain closed when the national lockdown ends on 2 December.
The UK Cinema Association has warmly welcomed today's announcement by the Scottish Government of over £3.5 million of funding to independent cinemas in Scotland, the overwhelming majority of whom are Association members.
First awards to cinemas from £30 million BFI Culture Recovery Fund welcomed by UK Cinema Association
42 cinemas across England have today been confirmed as the first beneficiaries of the £30 million Culture Recovery Fund established to support independent venues during COViD-19.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today's announcement by cinema service company CinemaNext that the UK Digital Funding Partnership (DFP) - the grouping of smaller operators established by Association in 2010 to support the digitisation of smaller cinema operators - has now fully recouped on its VPF funding.
Cinema First, the industry body charged with the promotion of UK cinemagoing, has today launched #Lovecinema, a nationwide campaign designed to capture the attention of audiences across the country and remind them of the unique experience that only the big screen can offer.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has this week releases guidelines for the £30m Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England, intended to support venues experiencing challenges due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The UK Cinema Association and the sector skills agency ScreenSkills have today launch an online e-learning module and assessment test around COVID-19 for all those working in cinema exhibition.
The UK Cinema Association has today launched a campaign to explain the safeguards UK cinemas will have in place to help protect audiences as they start to open over the coming weeks and months.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today's decision by the Northern Ireland Executive to allow cinemas in Northern Ireland to open from tomorrow, Friday 10 July.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed this week's announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that cinemas in Scotland should be able to open from 15 July.